(Hampton, V.A.) – The Wilson Tobs offense mustered one run in a 4-1 loss to the Peninsula Pilots on Friday night. It marked the end of Wilson's final guaranteed road trip of the season.
After stranding two runners on in the second and leaving the bases loaded in the third, the Tobs got on the board with a solo home run in the fourth inning. Hunter Gore launched his sixth of the season to extend his hitting streak to four straight games, with all games involving an extra base hit.
Wilson's 1-0 lead ended in the bottom of the fifth. With the bases loaded, a fielder's choice scored the tying run for Peninsula. The Pilots jumped out to their first lead of the night in the bottom of the sixth. Riley Hogan sent his second home run of the season out to left field to give the Pilots a 3-1 advantage. The Peninsula offense added an insurance run in their half of the eighth as the final six Tobs batters went down in order to end the game.
Tobs' starter Sebastian Martinez set season highs in innings pitched (five) and strikeouts (six). He allowed the one run in the fifth and ended up taking a no decision in his second start of the season. In the first four innings, Martinez never allowed more than one runner on the bases at any given time. He retired the side in order with two strikeouts in the fourth. Carson McClure (0-2) was saddled with the loss after allowing the Hogan home run. In four innings of relief, Ryan Devine (3-1) earned the victory. The Tobs finish the regular season 6-7 against Peninsula in 2019.
Wilson returns home on Saturday to host the Martinsville Mustangs for the final time in the 2019 regular season. It's Whirligig and Wilson Chamber night. For the final regular season game there will be beer and drink specials as well as food and merchandise specials to celebrate another successful season. Tickets and details are available at WilsonTobs.com.